Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut Masters
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Rory McIlroy's struggles continued as he missed the cut at the Masters for the first time since 2010.

Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy hadn't missed a weekend at the Masters since 2010, but rounds of 76 and 74 meant he would miss the cut by three shots.

The Northern Irishman has been going through a transitional phase of late, with Pete Cowen being added to the four-time Major champion's stable.

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut Masters

McIlroy at the 2010 Masters (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

McIlroy started his round at four-over-par (around the cut mark), but bogies at the fifth and seventh dropped the former number one to two-over for the round, and six-over for the tournament.

The Northern Irishman would then find trouble at the difficult 10th hole, racking up a double bogey six to move even further away from the cut mark.

Birdies at the par-5 13th and 15th gave the Northern Irishman hope; but he wouldn't capitalise, parring the remaining three holes to miss the cut by three strokes.

McIlroy hadn't missed a cut at a Major championship since Royal Portrush (The Open Championship) in 2019, but the 31-year-old continues to try and discover his form.

The Northern Irishman had entered the week looking to win the Masters to complete the grand slam, but his opening round of 76 was his worst start to a Masters tournament.

McIlroy Missed Cut

McIlroy at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Speaking after his first round, McIlroy had said: "I hung in there, I hit some good shots coming in and could have made a couple more birdies, but it's not as if anyone is going really low out there. I'll do little bit of practice and hopefully feel a little more comfortable tomorrow and go out there and shoot a good one."

But the four-time Major champion would struggle, shooting a second round of 74 and miss the cut by three shots.

McIlroy will now look to find his game with Cowen and his team, with the four-time Major champion likely to tee it up at the Wells Fargo Championship at the start of May.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

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